New York American Water Replacing Over 3,000 Feet of Water Main in Cedarhurst

Cedarhurst, NY (June 22, 2021)—New York American Water is investing $960,000 to replace aging water main in Cedarhurst starting this month. The projects include replacement of 2,500 feet of aging water main with new eight-inch ductile iron water main along Washington Avenue between Pearsall Avenue and West Broadway and replacement of 550 feet along Cedarhurst Avenue from Peninsula Boulevard to Lincoln Avenue. Seventy company-owned service lines, as well as five fire hydrants, will be replaced as part of the project.  

“Water mains are an integral part of delivering quality, reliable water service to our customers and replacing aging water mains is critical,” said New York American Water Director of Engineering John Kilpatrick. “The replacement of these water mains strengthens our system for the future while achieving a higher degree of customer satisfaction.”

Work on both projects is expected to begin Wednesday, June 23. Cedarhurst Ave will take approximately three weeks to complete, and Washington Ave is expected to take six weeks to complete. All construction will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Residents should note that sections of the street where construction is taking place may be closed to traffic during these working hours. New York American Water will coordinate with residents in proximity to the construction site to minimize disruptions.

Final road restoration will be completed by the Village of Cedarhurst road paving project.

New York American Water is committed to the safety of residents, as well as its employees, and advises that pedestrians and drivers take caution while near work sites. Any resident with a concern or question about the planned work is encouraged to call New York American Water customer service center at (877) 426-6999.

New York American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water company in New York, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 335,000 people. For more information, visit and follow New York American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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